Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May became the latest celebrity to weigh in Sunday on controversial construction work associated with the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa Prefecture, a project that opponents say will endanger rare coral species.

May took to social media to urge more people to sign a petition calling on U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to intervene in the controversial relocation of the U.S. military base.

"URGENT !!! URGENT !!! PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION to save a beautiful coral reef and irreplaceable eco-system, threatened by USA extending an airbase," May wrote on Twitter to his nearly 840,000 followers.